Full Size Printed Plans Bangor class minesweepe SCALE 1/72 L 30” STEAM or Convert to ELECTRIC RADIO CONTROL
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ONE FULL SIZE PRINTED PLAN ON A SHEET 32” x 24”
THREE PAGES OF BUILDING NOTES
STEAM or Convert to ELECTRIC
By Kenneth Fell
THE Bangor class minesweeper was designed and developed for the role of fleet minesweeper. I think it would be fair to say they were a highly successful type of vessel and were more affectionately known as' J sweepers' owing to their identification markings. Compared with other similar sized naval vessels they were good looking with sleeker lines than the corvette. These ships were built in the British Isles and Canada and crewed in similar fashion. Most medium sized shipyards around the British coast built at least one in their quota for the war effort, with names like Whitehaven, Worthing, Bude, Bridlington, etc. HMS Bude, built by Lobnitz & Co Ltd in their yard at Renfrew. She was completed on the 12th December 1941. The standard displacement was 672 tons, 180 feet LOA. Power was developed from 2AOOhp triple expansion engines fed by two Admiralty three-drum boilers. A speed of 16.5 knots was the optimum with a range of 4,300 miles. Her complement was sixty officers and ratings. Armament consisted of a 3 inch gun, twin 40mm Bofors AA guns and depth charges.
The model was drawn to a scale of one inch to 6 feet (or 1/72 if you prefer) and produces a hull of 30 inches length and 5~ inches beam. A Mamod ME1 marine steam plant was chosen for propulsion as the unit seemed to be of compatible size for the hull and I recalled that oscillating steam engines, whilst not developing' a great deal of power, certainly produce high revolutions for their size. This little unit would need revolutions to emulate the performance of a twin screw vessel.
A MacGregor single channel proptional radio was suitable for control